Our People


Bruce is a recognised Nyiyaparli Elder and Senior traditional man. In this capacity, he is an important teacher of Nyiyaparli lore and culture and a custodian of the Mindra Minjah story, which tells of how the Pilbara’s rich endowment of iron ore was formed in the dreaming time. The NEMMS JV company logo of the red and black “hills,” draws its inspiration from this important dreaming story. As an accomplished public speaker, Bruce has a proud track record of influencing the Resources Industry in the adoption of a culturally sensitive approach to business.


Sue spent her formative years moving around the Pilbara and Gascoyne with her family as they pursued seasonal pastoral station work. She now devotes significant time to a range of Directorships governing various Nyiyaparli Corporations including NEMMS, where she is a founding Director. Along with siblings Bruce and Frances, Sue founded NEMMS in 2010 with a view to self-determination and to underpin their desire to return and reside on their homelands for the first time in over 30 years.


Frances is a founding Director of NEMMS having helped build the company since inception in 2010. As a strong family woman, she is motivated in business to improve the opportunities available to her family and to return and reside at her birthplace in Newman. She is actively involved in the recruitment of Aboriginal candidates to work on NEMMS JV projects.


With a background in operations and maintenance, both nationally and overseas, Clinton has developed strong operational experience over his 20 years in Mining. Working within leading contract and owner miners, his diverse experience base helps support the NEMMS JV team.


Derek brings more than 20 years’ experience in senior operational and commercial management roles with major mining houses and contractors. His practical approach is applied to ensuring the success of the projects he leads.


Leo has an extensive background in quarry, civil and land developments as a partner of the Stoneridge family of businesses. With his links to WPH, he brings a depth of involvement across many industries in support of the service activities of NEMMS JV.